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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I met a friend here for lunch. They serve breakfast and lunch and are open until 3pm. There is limited outside dining on the sidewalk. We both had the tostada. Flavors were good and there was an abundance of avocado. The greens of choice for the dish was cabbage and it could have stood a little more volume in my... More 

Thank Hippely
Santa Cruz, California
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205 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small cafe is located in the downtown shopping district and has a big menu. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait. I had a big salad with teriyaki chicken, carrots, tomatoes, croutons, mandarin oranges and mushrooms. It was very good. The place is very casual, and not terribly big. It... More 

Thank BrinMoreson
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked over a mile from the reviews we read from Trip Advisor and it was well worth the walk, adventure and food!! The staff and food was fabulous!! Close to shopping and the beach!! A must go!!

Thank Michelle H
Santa Rosa, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific breakfast menu. We sat outside and enjoyed the great weather and food. The scramble was delicious.

Thank John E
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just recently went to the cafe, and I enjoyed everything about it. The food was absolutely great, the kids loved it too. The prices are good for the amount of food you are getting. Also, the outdoor patio is dog friendly. I loved this cafe, and there is nothing I think could be changed.

Thank DeliciousReviewer
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked easily just outside the cafe. It is a nice area. The food was wonderful and so it was busy. It we did get seated straight away. The waitress was very sweet but I got up a couple of times to refill my coffee.

Thank Sally J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this cafe late morning & although most customers were eating, we only wanted a drink. The host welcomed us at the door with a smile & when I explained we didn't want to eat, he was perfectly happy with that. He showed us to a table, brought the menu & when he realised that the table wobbled, because... More 

Thank Janet H
Columbus, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

As the picture suggests had very filling breakfast. The family really enjoyed the breakfast. The staff very attentive. This place is 6 Stars.

Thank Mikeownr
Glendale, California
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137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a very nice little cafe in downtown Santa Cruz. It has both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is American with a few updates, that seem to work well. The Staff was welcoming and attentive. I had the Pull pork sandwhich. The Pulled pork was well seasoned and the bun was outstanding. My wife hd the a daily... More 

Thank NoHoMike
Nelson, New Zealand
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181 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Busy popular little cafe we popped in for breakfast and enjoyed a big plate of waffles. Service is friendly and fast. Food was delicious and well presented. One strawberry waffle and one banana and nuts cost $21.64. Our waitress was lovely and although it was a busy Saturday morning we didn't feel like we were rushed. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kiwisolargal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-457-2307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?